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Gentle, hands-on bodywork plays a crucial role in aiding babies in the integration of their birth experience. The stresses associated with birth and the adjustment to life outside the womb can manifest as tension in a baby's body, potentially impeding their overall development and optimal functioning. Receiving bodywork contributes to a thriving start in life for infants, fostering a gentle introduction to the world.
Babies exhibit a profound and immediate response to this specialized touch. A skilled practitioner can assist in the completion of their reflexes, promote a calm and regulated nervous system, alleviate muscle tension to support healthy movement and brain development, facilitate proper latching and sucking, and encourage healthy sleep habits.
My expertise lies in the art of "talking with babies." Through a combination of hands-on touch and intuitive connection, I am attuned to the experiences of fetuses and newborns, both in the womb and after birth. Drawing from two decades of dedicated learning and practice in Developmental Movement Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Body-Mind Centering, Dance, Somatic Movement practices, and Midwifery, my sessions are characterized by a slow, tuned-in, and gentle approach.
In addition to the hands-on aspect, I find joy in educating parents about baby care and appropriate touch techniques. Empowering parents with the knowledge to follow up on these sessions ensures a holistic approach to supporting the well-being and development of their infants.
Breech consultation, Breech body balancing, The Breech release
Bodywork for the pregnant parent to support a breech pregnancy, help baby to turn upside down, balancing the pregnant body, support and foster communication between parent and fetus. Multi session package available. Ideal after 32 weeks gestation.
Breech consultation and vaginal breech education available
Birth Integration for Newborns
Bodywork for newborns and infants to release tension, complete the breast crawl and other early movement patterns, integrate the birth experience, support latching. Extended sessions may include birth processing for the parents, education on normal newborn behaviors and function and support for breastfeeding.
The early days
Bodywork and movement re-patterning for newborns and infants 0-12+ months of age. Working out the kinks, easing birth trauma, and focusing on supporting normal developmental movement patterns that build a healthy, fully functioning brain, catching up with milestones and the basis for being upright and walking. Sessions include education for the parents about baby ergonomics, movement and brain development and supporting healthy habits.